Air Missions: HIND is a flight simulator game developed by 3Division. Make no mistake, though, this game will not offer you a slow, relaxing experience of flying passenger aircraft. This is a combat sim, packed with action and missions to complete.
This game is also much narrower in scope, than, say, Microsoft Flight Simulator or DCS World. In Air Missions: HIND, you will be piloting one specific aircraft: Mi-24 Hind assault helicopter (three other helicopters can be unlocked by purchasing the deluxe edition of the game). But some might argue that it’s better to be great at one thing than to be OK at many. Focusing entirely on Soviet helicopters means that the game simulates them really well.
You can choose to equip your helicopter with a range of different weapons, all of which exist in real life and have been recreated in faithful manner. These include UPK-23 gun pods, FAB bombs, MCLOS and SACLOS missiles, and several rockets. Don’t feel too intimidated, though. The game offers a choice between a realistic and a simplified control scheme to allow casual players to have fun too.
Air Missions: HIND released on PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and Windows PC. But did you know that you can play Air Missions: HIND on Mac as well? It’s true; read the guide below to learn how.
|OS: Windows 7+||OS: Windows 7+|
|Processor: DualCore – 2.5 GHz||Processor: Quadcore – 3.5 GHz|
|RAM: 2 GB||RAM: 8 GB|
|Video card: 1 GB VRAM and ShaderModel 4.0 support||Video card: 4 GB VRAM and ShaderModel 5.0 support|
|DirectX: Version 10||DirectX: Version 11|
|Storage: 4 GB||Storage: 4 GB|
Play Air Missions: HIND on Mac with Parallels
Air Missions: HIND is not a demanding game, so Parallels Desktop can be a solution. This is an application that allows for Windows virtualization on Mac with the full support of DirectX and GPUs. In simpler terms, what this means is that it allows you to install Windows 10 on Mac with just a couple of clicks and switch between MacOS and Windows instantly. So you will be able to run Windows, install Steam (or Epic Games Store), and enjoy the Air Missions: HIND game on Mac just like on a regular PC.
Please note that not all games are supported by Parallels. Several conditions must be met for the game to be playable.
Your Mac must exceed minimum system requirements for the game; meeting them is not enough. Generally speaking, you will need an iMac Pro or a Mac Pro to run demanding games. Some MacBook Pro and iMac models are also suitable; they must have an Intel processor, a discrete graphics card and at least 16 GB of RAM. If your Mac has an Apple Silicon chip (such as M1 or M2), you may experience issues playing modern games.
Games that require DirectX 12 are currently not supported by Parallels.
AppsOnMac recommends using Parallels’ free trial feature to determine whether you can run the game or not if you’re uncertain.
Play Air Missions: HIND on Mac with Cloud Gaming services
If you have an old Mac or it cannot satisfy the Air Missions: HIND game system requirements, there is an easy solution. Cloud gaming services will be happy to provide you with sufficient computing power – though not for free, of course. All you need is a browser or a small client program and a good internet connection starting from 15 MBit/s. There are several great platforms that provide these services, among the best are Boosteroid, Xbox Cloud Gaming, Google Stadia, and Nvidia GeForce Now.
As Boosteroid has Air Missions: HIND in its game library, it is an excellent choice for these seeking to try the game out.
Play Air Missions: HIND on Mac with BootCamp
Note: Mac computers with new Apple Silicon (M1, M1 Pro, M1 Max) currently do not support BootCamp. In this case, please, use the options above to run Air Missions: HIND on Mac
This method is simple but time-consuming. If your Mac meets all the system requirements above, you can play Air Missions: HIND on Mac by installing Windows. You need to set up a dual boot of Windows and Mac via BootCamp. This is an application that allows users to choose the system to work in on startup, however, you won’t be able to switch between systems like in Parallels. You will need to reboot your machine every time you want to switch from Mac to Windows and vice versa. Remember that Mac is just a computer, in the end. And while newer Macs have their own special Apple Silicon chips that cannot run Windows, older Macs are very much similar to computers that run Windows, they have Intel processors, compatible RAM, disks, and other components. So you can install Windows on an older Mac by allocating no less than 64 GB of disk space (to be able to run Windows and a couple of games) and following these steps:
For OS X El Capitan 10.11 and older
For MacOS versions prior to OS X El Capitan 10.11 you will need to create a bootable Windows USB.
- Download this Windows ISO file.
- Open Boot Camp Assistant (Go to Applications > Utilities).
- Define the Windows partition size and choose the Windows ISO file you’ve downloaded.
- Format the Windows partition and go through all Windows installation steps.
- When Windows boots for the first time follow on-screen instructions to install Boot Camp and Windows support software (drivers)