Note: This unofficial fix is no longer needed for the Steam version of Vanguard Princess, as it now includes this functionality.
This fix enables the use of the D-pad and arcade sticks in Vanguard Princess and other Fighter Maker 2002 engine games, as an alternative to gamepad remapping utilities. It’s a modification of the game executable that not only checks the analog stick for input, but also the directional pad, allowing you to use either as you see fit.
Installation, Notes, and Technical Info:
See readme file.