I'm SURE there are more than enough of us to sign a petition to LucasArts asking for permission to give us more extensive modding rights. Maybe not quite as far as putting the games onto a new engine but at least being able to get into the hardcoded things and being able to put everything from KotOR into KotOR II.
I've always wanted to play KotOR using KotOR 2's engine. I wonder if someone has even done it on their own computer somewhere (obviously without uploading it)
"It's the one that says Bad Mother ****er." - Jules Winnfield... Describing his wallet, Pulp Fiction.