I have gone through fine tuning my PS1 settings recently so hopefully I will be able to help.
Saying that the image is to skinny in generic 4:3 mode sounds incorrect to me, this is how your games would be displayed if you played them with your PS1 plugged directly into a TV.
Are you sure that the games you are using 320×240 optimized actually use this resolution ? Could we maybe take one game as an example and work on from there ?
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