I know this was a relatively recent post, but I am still at a loss. Whenever I load the game, the menus behave as if I were holding down the "up" key. Only Recettear is affected, so I doubt its something wrong with my keyboard.
So far, I have done the following to try to remedy the problem: Rebound the controls multiple times. Unplugged the keyboard. Completely reinstalled the game. So far nothing has helped, and none of the emails I sent to Carpe Fulgur customer support over a week and a half ago were ever answered. Does anyone know of a remedy that I have overlooked??